Did you know that PMT/PMS otherwise described as the occurrence of premenstrual physical and psychological changes that women complain about was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates in the fourth century BC?
‘Anxiety is defined as a feeling of apprehension, uncertainty or fear.’ Living with anxiety is a full time job. The persistent and debilitating nature of this ailment can leave one feeling hopeless. Many people have turned to acupuncture as a gentle way of restoring inner harmony with wonderful results.
In Western medicine, generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychological and physiological state characterized by excessive, exaggerated Anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of GAD tend to always expect disaster and continuously worry about things.
In Chinese medicine, anxiety, like any strong emotion, interrupts the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. According to Chinese medical theory, energy flows through our body through a network of ‘meridians’ almost like roads on a motorway system. Anxiety acts like a traffic jam, blocking the free flow of energy in the body.